Take a visual trip through 40 years of Copenhagen Jazz Festival art posters


The story of Copenhagen Jazz Festival is closely tied to its posters, as every edition since 1982 has had a diverse range of visual artists creating each year’s art poster. This incredibly varied series of posters, whose means of expression span both painting, collage, photography and graphical rendering, has turned into somewhat collectible items, garnering praise as artworks in their own right. A defining factor behind the praise is the artists themselves, each representing the absolute elite in their artistic fields.

Here’s your chance at a trip through the many posters that have helped shape the visual identity of Copenhagen Jazz Festival since 1982 – and vice versa.

Kunstner: Rasmus Meisler, 2017 Kunstner: Halfdan Pisket, 2016 Kunstner: Julie Nord, 2015 Kunstner: Mikkel Sommer, 2014 Kunstner: Søren Behncke / Papfar, 2013 Kunstner: Leo Scherfig, 2012 Kunstner: Kirstine Roepstorff, 2011 Kunstner: Søren Solkær Starbird, 2010 Kunstner: Søren Solkær Starbird, 2010 Kunstner: Tal R, 2009 Kunstner: Kasper Eistrup, 2008 Kunstner: Henrik Vibskov, 2007 Kunstner: Jonas Hecksher, 2006 Kunstner: HuskMitNavn, 2005 Kunstner: Evren Tekinoktay, 2004 Kunstner: Per Arnoldi, 2003 Kunstner: Ib Spang Olsen, 2002 Kunstner: Ejler Bille, 2001 Kunstner: Bjørn Nørgaard, 2000 Kunstner: Per Kirkeby, 1999 Kunstner: Dorthe Dahlin, 1998 Kunstner: Henrik Have, 1997 Kunstner: Lars Ravn, 1996 Kunstner: Jørgen Nash, 1995 Kunstner: Leif Sylvester, 1994 Kunstner: Egon Fischer, 1993 Kunstner: Knud Odde, 1992 Kunstner: Paul Janus Ipsen, 1991 Kunstner: Erik Rasmussen, 1990 Kunstner: Bent Karl Jacobsen, 1989 Kunstner: Tom Krøjer, 1988 Kunster: Hans Henrik Lerfeldt, 1987 Kunstner: Jens Jørgen Thorsen, 1986 Kunstner: Bo Bonfils, 1985 Kunstner: Niels Reumert, 1984 Kunstner: Per Arnoldi, 1983 Kunstner: Pia Schumann, 1982 Kunstner: Wibroe, Duckert & Partners, 1981 Kunstner: Wibroe, Duckert & Partners, 1980 Kunstner: Ukendt, 1979 (All rights reserved (c) Copenhagen Jazz Festival and the artists, 2017.)   Find plakaterne fra de seneste års jazzfestival i shoppen her: www.jazz.dk/shop